CARAT+, "the World’s Premier Diamond Event", has announced in a press release that it will host its trade event in the Antwerp Expo from 7 to 9 May 2017, writes IDEX Online. The decision to move the event to May, "is based on feedback from the 45 diamond and diamond jewelry companies that already reserved space for the event." According to Filip Van Laere, Head of Events of CARAT+, the new dates offer a better visiting opportunity for Chinese customers, are ideally situated on the international event calendar (between the Basel and Vegas shows) and are more in line with calendar requirements for diamond jewelry exhibitors.
‘We saw a tremendous amount of support for CARAT+ building up in the last few weeks, both from diamond companies and diamond jewellery companies”, says Dirk Oosterlinck, Managing Director of Easyfairs Belgium. “The decision on the new dates allows us to roll out our vision to build the strongest diamond related event ever”.